So, I’m a big fan of Lucy Score. Ever since she wrote The Worst Best Man and Rock Bottom Girl I have been hooked. When I found out she had a new standalone coming out, I immediately jumped on the opportunity to read it.
“I’m the fixer your board hired to clean up your mess.”
“So you show up here, break into my house, and take a bath?”
Emily Stanton’s perfect life just became a disaster. She has a trust fund brother looking for a handout, a father who is more board member than dad, and a mother who thinks she should give up on this whole billionaire CEO thing and meet a man with a pre-nup and a yacht.
Oh, and then there’s that “misunderstanding” with law enforcement witnessed by Miami’s paparazzi. Now her billion-dollar deal is on the line, and there’s a naked man in her bathtub who claims he’s going to make all her problems disappear.
Charming—and happy to bend the rules when necessary—Derek Price has made a living polishing the tarnished images of the rich and famous. He’s never lost, and he never takes clients to bed. Until the dazzling Emily. Derek promised her a win and offered up a lifetime supply of orgasms as part of the deal. But if he can’t stop her enemies, he’ll end up losing much more than he bargained for.
Author Notes: An enemies-to-allies-to-lovers workplace romcom with a meet-nude, four lady billionaire BFFs, a hero whose many talents include styling hair and picking pockets, the best dang drag queen brunch in Miami, and a shameless romance novelist cameo.
Genius. Mogul. Philanthropist. Heiress.
Four authors. Four books. Four Billionaires.
From Lucy Score, Claire Kingsley, Kathryn Nolan, and Pippa Grant, the Bluewater Billionaires. Coming fall 2019.
ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.
The Price of Scandal – Lucy Score
I loved the gender reversal. It’s such a unique idea, and makes for a fantastically refreshing storyline.
Emily is incredibly smart, a scientist and business woman. She wears so many different hats, and excels at all. But when things get dicey, she is hooked up with a babysitter, The Derek Price, think Scandal’s Olivia Pope only a male version of it.
Derek Price is probably the most unique hero I came across in a long time. He is charming, funny, sexy, efficient, a great listener, and gets things done. He is all over Emily’s business and I LOVED it! It’s hard to surprise me, but Derek managed to be unique again and again. He was turned on by Emily’s mind, and thought she was the most interesting puzzle to come his way in a long time.
The chemistry and banter between them was exactly what I love in a rom-com. Not too much, never over the top, just the right amount to make me chuckle and smile. It’s this fantastic balance that keeps me coming back, and also why this author is becoming a favorite of mine.
Now, the only complaint I have is that it took me 13% to get into the story. I actually considered giving up because I wasn’t feeling it. To prevent an actual DNF, I put it down, and picked it up again the next day, and that’s it. Afterwards I wasn’t able to stop thinking about it, much less putting it down. The last 87% were fantastic, and exactly what I hoped this book would be. Entertaining, fun, sexy, full of great characters, and a plot that delivered. A definite recommendation.
The Price of Scandal – Lucy Score